In 2004, the audience of Akademie Schloss Solitude was asked to choose between ten photographs of theatrical tableaux from not-yet-existing plays on the Internet; the sketch with the highest number of votes was made into a scene. The structure of the Actress (Work) in Progress theatre project is thus very simple. At the same time it is realized through several layers of performing, working with the audience, and conceptualization of theatre.
The aim is to see each performance enacted in a different manner. Each performance – from the tableaux on the website, to the chosen tableau vivant realized on the stage, to the text itself, which continuously changes – is based on the performance context and its constituting artistic, cultural, social, political, economical, ideological, etc. paradigms.
In an essay Ana Vujanovic explains the structure and the background of the project Actress (work) in Progress. Apart from images from the different tableaux, the book contains the dialogues and descriptions for each tableau.
Bojan Djordjev (*1977, Belgrad), Sena Djorovic (*1977, Kursumilia) and Sinisa Ilic (*1977, Belgrad) have worked together in a loosely organized theater group since 1998, with, for example, productions from Piran, Slovenia, Ghent, Belgrade, Vienna and Lyon. They were fellows at the Akademie Schloss Solitude in 2004/2005.